Anxiety and Depression in Undergraduate, Graduate, and Post-Graduate Individuals During Covid-19 Pandemic

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anxiety, depression, COVID-19, pandemic


The prevalence of depression and anxiety is increasing, especially among college students. There is a lack of research involving college students and postgraduates with depression or anxiety, yet this is the population with the highest reported rates. The purpose of this study is to extend the research on the rising depression and anxiety prevalence involving undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate adults. Using standardized tools, such as the Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire (MASQ) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), we hope to obtain more information and understanding about the mental health of college-aged students. Limitations of the study may involve the validity of the scales. Due to the pandemic, we transferred the scales into an online questionnaire format. Other limitations may involve the lack of participants needed within the study. Knowing which population has the highest anxiety and depression levels will help university mental health providers better target their resources toward awareness and create meaningful interventions.

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Gabrielle Strouse

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School Psychology

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